Retro Needlepoint Alert

Originally posted 2008-09-27 07:54:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Needlepoint was big in the 70’s, really big. And often you can find kits from that period poking their heads out on eBay, needlepoint projects in old magazines you find at thrift stores or in your mother’s or grandmother’s closet.

But rarely do you find a vintage needlepoint kit which is so completely of the period yet not in those ghastly combinations of color, like brown, avocado green, and harvest gold.

But take a look at this great Peace pillow, stitched from a vintage 1971 kit. At the top of the post you can see the kit as originally packaged. Further down you can see what Becky did with it. By adding some additional elements (including a smiley face) and some bright colors, she made a needlepoint which looks like a vintage piece, but is witty and fresh and perfectly at home today.

Way to go Becky!

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